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She is currently sitting on 12.5 KG ..and I would like to loose about 500g .. my target would be to get here at 12 or just underwithout taking out a second homelone .. any ideas ?
Cosmax Wheels
Python Tubless light rear
Tubless conti Vapour Front.
XTR Brakes
Avid SL levers
Sram X.9shifters
Sram X.0 Rear der
XT front Der
XT/BB chain ring
XT cluster
Black Super Air 100
Maxim Riser Carbon Bar
Maxim CarbonSeat post
Sella Get Flite Ti saddle
ODI Lock on grips
Time Carbon
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I'd start with the crankset & BB. XT Cranks & BB aren't light.. Tubless tires aren't lite either. I'm sure many others on this board will suggest you run standard tires with either a stan's or eclipse kit.
 

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I'd start with the crankset & BB. XT Cranks & BB aren't light.. Tubless tires aren't lite either. I'm sure many others on this board will suggest you run standard tires with either a stan's or eclipse kit.
Can I run STANS or ECLIPS with UST Mavic rims and standard tubes ?
I have also been thinking of going over to a Race face Duece crankset and BB
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DH_WP said:
She is currently sitting on 12.5 KG ..and I would like to loose about 500g .. my target would be to get here at 12 or just underwithout taking out a second homelone .. any ideas ?
Cosmax Wheels
Python Tubless light rear
Tubless conti Vapour Front.
XTR Brakes
Avid SL levers
Sram X.9shifters
Sram X.0 Rear der
XT front Der
XT/BB chain ring
XT cluster
Black Super Air 100
Maxim Riser Carbon Bar
Maxim CarbonSeat post
Sella Get Flite Ti saddle
ODI Lock on grips
Time Carbon
Any Ideas ?

No big 500 gr. chunk you can delete. But you can lose weight a few grams at a time. How much do the lockon things on yer grips weigh? More, I suspect, than the amount of spray paint it would take to hold on a pair of light foam grips, which would not slip. Lockon grips are just dumb.
Switch to a 1x8 or 1x9 if you like shitmano 9 sp. Lose the front derailleur, two chainrings, some chain links, thefront shifter, housing and cable. That's gotta be a few serious ounces deleted.
You could always track down an old Hugi aluminum 8 sp. cluster if you value weight savings over durability.
Switch to a nice light rigid fork, lose a pound and a half right there. Ride like a Man, not a Nancyboy. I smoked two guys on f/s fsr bikes this a.m. on myfull rigid ti hardtail.
Invest in some ti bolts for all the places you got steel bolts now, probably worth 100 gr. and a couple hundred$.
What are your hubs? If XT, you could do better.
 

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Yeah..

...rigid fork would be a great addition to that bike. It'd probably handle like a dream...yeah.

But then he'd be able to ride like a real man!

bulC said:
DH_WP said:
She is currently sitting on 12.5 KG ..and I would like to loose about 500g .. my target would be to get here at 12 or just underwithout taking out a second homelone .. any ideas ?
Cosmax Wheels
Python Tubless light rear
Tubless conti Vapour Front.
XTR Brakes
Avid SL levers
Sram X.9shifters
Sram X.0 Rear der
XT front Der
XT/BB chain ring
XT cluster
Black Super Air 100
Maxim Riser Carbon Bar
Maxim CarbonSeat post
Sella Get Flite Ti saddle
ODI Lock on grips
Time Carbon
Any Ideas ?

No big 500 gr. chunk you can delete. But you can lose weight a few grams at a time. How much do the lockon things on yer grips weigh? More, I suspect, than the amount of spray paint it would take to hold on a pair of light foam grips, which would not slip. Lockon grips are just dumb.
Switch to a 1x8 or 1x9 if you like shitmano 9 sp. Lose the front derailleur, two chainrings, some chain links, thefront shifter, housing and cable. That's gotta be a few serious ounces deleted.
You could always track down an old Hugi aluminum 8 sp. cluster if you value weight savings over durability.
Switch to a nice light rigid fork, lose a pound and a half right there. Ride like a Man, not a Nancyboy. I smoked two guys on f/s fsr bikes this a.m. on myfull rigid ti hardtail.
Invest in some ti bolts for all the places you got steel bolts now, probably worth 100 gr. and a couple hundred$.
What are your hubs? If XT, you could do better.
 

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bulC said:
Switch to a nice light rigid fork, lose a pound and a half right there. Ride like a Man, not a Nancyboy. I smoked two guys on f/s fsr bikes this a.m. on myfull rigid ti hardtail.
Rigid fork on a FS bike? Hmmm I wonder what that would ride like?
 

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Rigid fork on a FS bike? Hmmm I wonder what that would ride like?
Crap, it would ride like crap. I think bulC would probably agree, but if he didn't suggest a rigid fork, he would have lost an opportunity for self promotion. Can't have that:)
 

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Ditch the UST and go w/ light tires and tubes ~280g
Eggbeaters instead of ATAC Carbons ~100g
Titec Pork Rinds instead of ODI Lock-ons ~85g
Replace Black w/ something lighter (e.g. Skareb) ~230g

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just a few sugestions:
-flite tt sadle
-road bar tape
- time xs titanium pedals
-lighter ust tires ( real ust tires, no latex mess)
-avid sd ti brakes
-aluminum chainring bolts or a new crankset/bb combo like raceface deus or raceface turbine square tapper with lightweight chainrings and a good and light bb like action tec.(expensive).

thats it.
 

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Legeaters will save some serious weight over times

Sram hollow-pin chain.

a light saddle, SLR-type

Maybe one of the lighter rear cassettes, XTR or even a road-cassette if you could deal with the smaller gears

loose the lock-ons, go foam for most weight savings, regualr grips will still be way lighter than lockons of course...

This would get you well on your way without having to spend an absorbant amount. Yes, sacrifices will be made, but this is the most painless way I can figure...
 

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slr saddle will save about 120 grams over your gel.
lock-on grips are heavy and pure marketing. Save about 50 grams there.
So now we're up to 170 grams.
Eggbeaters with cleats will save about 80 grams.
The above is cheap and easy.

As for wheels and tires, it's your call.
 

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danK said:
Eggbeaters with cleats will save about 80 grams.
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quite a bit more than that, the regular carbon atacs are about 405g, regular chrome eggbeaters are 278, if you splurge on eggbeater Tis, you are down to 237g or so, compared to the times, the eggs are an evolutionary step in terms of weight. 167g of weight saved with the single Tis, that's a lot of weight lots for the $, and even with the lowest-end chromes, you save 127g...very reasonable.
 

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Thanks for theadvice

I think what I am gonna do is upgrade the saddle.Grips,Tires,fork BLACK PLATINUM 05 -only 3.5 Lbs uncut and leaves me with 0-120mm travel and a Raceface Deuce Crankset..
Ijust baught my Time Carbon Atac XS .. will will waitfor them to be destroyed.
Going to find me a set oflight weight tires and Stans them .. see how that goes.
I think the biggest saving will be loosing about 7kg or my mid section .. :)

As for converting to a single speed ridgid bike... I already have one of those. A KHS Alight 4000 converted with a rigid for and funky old deore XTR Cantis ...
 

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DH_WP said:
I think what I am gonna do is upgrade the saddle.Grips,Tires,fork BLACK PLATINUM 05 -only 3.5 Lbs uncut and leaves me with 0-120mm travel and a Raceface Deuce Crankset..
Ijust baught my Time Carbon Atac XS .. will will waitfor them to be destroyed.
Going to find me a set oflight weight tires and Stans them .. see how that goes.
I think the biggest saving will be loosing about 7kg or my mid section .. :)

As for converting to a single speed ridgid bike... I already have one of those. A KHS Alight 4000 converted with a rigid for and funky old deore XTR Cantis ...
Sounds good to me...
Let me know how the Dues work out as I am about to buy some(within a month or so) if they seem to be working for people(current probs).
I reccomend maybe even selling those pedals? Just the serious weight savings to be had.....
 

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middleburn rs8 duo crankset + FSA platinum ti BB comes in at 704g. Your XT cranks and BB are 860 so you save 156g there. dura-ace cassette saves you around 100 g over your XT, and costs about the same (from jensonusa). Something to consider when you replace your cassette. I agree with BulC, getting yourself a 695g pace RC31 carbon rigid fork will save you a bit of weight - so what if it handles a little worse, what you ride is much more important than how much you enjoy yourself !

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Crap, it would ride like crap. I think bulC would probably agree, but if he didn't suggest a rigid fork, he would have lost an opportunity for self promotion. Can't have that:)
Oops was concentrating on what parts he had and didn't notice it was a f/s bike. kinda sad to start with a bloated pig suspension frame and then start obsessing about 500 grams. I thought all the weight weenies here started with 3-lb. hardtails, where shaving grams isn't an exercise in frustration.
Of course some of the first suspension bikes were rear suspension only, with rigid forks, but you probably knew that.
 

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Yup...

....I do remember them.

bulC said:
Oops was concentrating on what parts he had and didn't notice it was a f/s bike. kinda sad to start with a bloated pig suspension frame and then start obsessing about 500 grams. I thought all the weight weenies here started with 3-lb. hardtails, where shaving grams isn't an exercise in frustration.
Of course some of the first suspension bikes were rear suspension only, with rigid forks, but you probably knew that.
 

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Bolt-on skewers. Stiffer and more secure than QRs. 60 grams less. lol.

Of course its only useful if you carry a multi-tool with you on rides anyway. Otherwise the 60 grams saved is negated by the multi-tool. :D

Hey pair that up with a lighter saddle, lighter grips and you're probably halfway there. :)
 
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